- General public
Join the Center for the Study of Democracy and the St. Mary's College Library for a virtual presentation and discussion by Renée DiResta on misinformation, disinformation, and the media information landscape titled "The Long Fuse and the Big Lie: Misinformation and the 2020 Election" on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. in Cole Cinema. To participate remotely, register at https://bit.ly/mlcedproject2.
Renée DiResta is the technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory. DiResta investigates the spread of narratives across social and media networks, with an interest in understanding how platform algorithms and affordances intersect with user behavior and factional crowd dynamics. She studies how actors leverage the information ecosystem to exert influence, from domestic activists promoting health misinformation and conspiracy theories, to the full-spectrum information operations executed by state actors.
DiResta regularly writes and speaks about technology policy, and influence operations. She is an Ideas contributor at Wired and The Atlantic. Her tech industry writing, analysis, talks, and data visualizations have been featured or covered by numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Yale Review, Fast Company, Politico, TechCrunch, Wired, Slate, Forbes, Buzzfeed, The Economist, Journal of Commerce, and more. She appeared in the documentary The Social Dilemma.
This program is part of the Media Literacy, Civic Engagement, and Democracy (MLCED) Project. The MLCED Project is a multiyear project to inform and engage the southern Maryland community on the important relationship between the media and American democracy. Our goal is to empower the community with the skills to critically evaluate and analyze information and participate as responsible citizens. You can find more information on the MLCED Project by visiting (https://www.smcm.edu/democracy/) or (https:/(https://libguides.smcm.edu/medialiteracy). Please contact email@example.com for more information.